Composition Symposium with workshops, concerts and panel discussion

The Goethe-Institut Boston and ECCE Ensemble present a 3-day symposium featuring German composer Isabel Mundry and French composer Raphaël Cendo, which includes a portrait concert, master classes for young composers, artist talks, and a panel discussion

Eight young composers, chosen from a pool of applicants from North America, will participate in the master classes taught by Mundry and Cendo. ECCE Ensemble will play the student compositions and work with the class to experiment with alternative approaches and ideas, creating a unique working environment. A final concert of the student works will showcase the results.

A portrait concert, panel discussion and artist introductions look to introduce the two prize-winning composers to the Boston public and to highlight trends in German & French composing styles throughout history and today. The panel discussion entitled “French-German Relations in Music: Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo in Dialogue” and moderated by Harvard professor of music Anne C. Schreffler confronts questions about national identity and generational influences within a composer’s world: indeed, Isabel Mundry and Raphaël Cendo represent not only different cultures but also different generations. The portrait concert will feature works by both composers performed side by side by ECCE.

Click here to download the flyer.

Schedule (subject to changes)

All the following events are open to the general public, and take place at the Goethe-Institute unless specified otherwise:

Thursday, December 4

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.: Student composer masterclasses

Friday, December 5

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Student composer masterclass
to 7 p.m.: Meet the composers: Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo, with moderator Katarina Miljkovic (NEC) (Room 118, New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Ave, Boston)
8 p.m.: Student composers' final concert performed by ECCE

Saturday, December 6

6 p.m.: Panel discussion “Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo in Dialogue”, with moderator Anne C. Schreffler (Harvard University)
8 p.m.: Portrait concert featuring works by Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo performed by ECCE

Raphaël Cendo

Born in 1975, Raphaël Cendo studied piano and then composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, where he earned his diploma in 2000. He enrolled in the composition class at the Paris Conservatoire in 2003 and was awarded a degree in composition, analysis, and orchestration. He pursued his studies with the annual degree course in composition and musical computing at IRCAM, which he completed in 2006. Raphaël Cendo received tuition from Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto Romitelli, and Philippe Manoury, and he was a pensioner at the Académie de France in Rome (Villa Médicis) from 2009 to 2011.

He has written pieces for internationally renowned ensembles such as the Ensemble l’Itinéraire, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Ictus Ensemble, Cairn ensemble, Diotima Quartet, Ensemble musikFabrik, ensemble Alternance, and the Munich Radio Orchestra. Several of these pieces have been performed at various events such as ‘Lille, European Culture Capital’ at the Lille Opera; Mito festival in Milan; Venice Biennale; Radio France - Montpellier Festival; ‘Voix Nouvelles’ festival at Royaumont; Radio France’s ‘Présences’ festival; ‘Ars Musica’ in Brussels; ‘Musica’ in Strasbourg; ‘Why Note’ in Dijon; and the Darmstadt and Donaueschingen festivals in Germany.

In 2007, Raphaël Cendo won the ‘Espoir’ (Hope) Prize, awarded by the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation, at the international composition competition of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 he received the Pierre Cardin Prize of the Académie des Beaux Arts and in 2011 he was awarded SACEM’s Hervé Dugardin Prize.
His works have been published by Editions Billaudot and Verlag neue musik. Raphaël Cendo lives and works in Berlin.

Isabel Mundry

Isabel Mundry, born in 1963, studied composition with Frank Michael Beyer, Gösta Neuwirth (Hochschule der Künste Berlin), and Hans Zender (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt a. M.). She studied Music History, Philosophy and Art history at the Technical University Berlin. From 1992-94 Mundry lived in Paris with a stipend from the Cité des Arts and then participated in a one year composition and informatics course at IRCAM.

She taught music theory at the University for the Arts Berlin before becoming a professor of composition and music theory in Frankfurt. In 2004 she began teaching composition at the University for the Arts in Zurich, and since 2011 she has taught at the Hochschule for Music and Theater Munich.

In 2002/03 Mundry was a fellow at the Wissensschaftskolleg Berlin. She has given masterclasses in Darmstadt, Vienna, Royaument, Copenhagen, Tiflis, San Sebastian, Madrid, Seoul, and Akiyoshidai (Japan). As a composer in residence, she was in Lucern Festival, Staatkapelle Dresden, National Theater Mannheim, Biennale Lyon, Takefu Festival in Japan and Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Munich.

Mundry’s compositions have been performed by the Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, Berlin Philharmonic orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Dresden. She lives in Munich and Zürich.

ECCE

ECCE is a ensemble committed to presenting captivating and visionary performances of contemporary music. Through concerts, symposia, and other community-centered events, ECCE shares new forms of engagement in modern music with a diverse international audience.

ECCE has realized personal and refined interpretations of works by composers such as Georg Friedrich Haas, Philippe Hurel, Lee Hyla, Helmut Lachenmann, Fabien Levy, Hanspeter Kyburz, Louis Karchin, and many others. Every year, the ensemble deepens its relationships with prominent composers and brings their work to new audiences.

ECCE’s annual residency is the Etchings Festival in Auvillar, France. There, the ensemble shares diverse contemporary repertoire as well as new works by emerging international composers with European audiences.


Presented in partnership with ECCE Ensemble.

Supported  by German French Cultural Fund, Consulate General of the Republic of Germany, Cultural Services of the French Consulate, Ernst von Siemens Foundation & the French American Cultural Exchange Foundation.

Goethe-Institut Boston 170 Beacon St. Boston, MA

Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo

When
December 3-6, 2014
Where
Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon St.
Boston, MA

Composition Symposium with workshops, concerts and panel discussion

The Goethe-Institut Boston and ECCE Ensemble present a 3-day symposium featuring German composer Isabel Mundry and French composer Raphaël Cendo, which includes a portrait concert, master classes for young composers, artist talks, and a panel discussion

Eight young composers, chosen from a pool of applicants from North America, will participate in the master classes taught by Mundry and Cendo. ECCE Ensemble will play the student compositions and work with the class to experiment with alternative approaches and ideas, creating a unique working environment. A final concert of the student works will showcase the results.

A portrait concert, panel discussion and artist introductions look to introduce the two prize-winning composers to the Boston public and to highlight trends in German & French composing styles throughout history and today. The panel discussion entitled “French-German Relations in Music: Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo in Dialogue” and moderated by Harvard professor of music Anne C. Schreffler confronts questions about national identity and generational influences within a composer’s world: indeed, Isabel Mundry and Raphaël Cendo represent not only different cultures but also different generations. The portrait concert will feature works by both composers performed side by side by ECCE.

Click here to download the flyer.

Schedule (subject to changes)

All the following events are open to the general public, and take place at the Goethe-Institute unless specified otherwise:

Thursday, December 4

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.: Student composer masterclasses

Friday, December 5

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Student composer masterclass
to 7 p.m.: Meet the composers: Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo, with moderator Katarina Miljkovic (NEC) (Room 118, New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Ave, Boston)
8 p.m.: Student composers' final concert performed by ECCE

Saturday, December 6

6 p.m.: Panel discussion “Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo in Dialogue”, with moderator Anne C. Schreffler (Harvard University)
8 p.m.: Portrait concert featuring works by Isabel Mundry & Raphaël Cendo performed by ECCE

Raphaël Cendo

Born in 1975, Raphaël Cendo studied piano and then composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, where he earned his diploma in 2000. He enrolled in the composition class at the Paris Conservatoire in 2003 and was awarded a degree in composition, analysis, and orchestration. He pursued his studies with the annual degree course in composition and musical computing at IRCAM, which he completed in 2006. Raphaël Cendo received tuition from Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto Romitelli, and Philippe Manoury, and he was a pensioner at the Académie de France in Rome (Villa Médicis) from 2009 to 2011.

He has written pieces for internationally renowned ensembles such as the Ensemble l’Itinéraire, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Ictus Ensemble, Cairn ensemble, Diotima Quartet, Ensemble musikFabrik, ensemble Alternance, and the Munich Radio Orchestra. Several of these pieces have been performed at various events such as ‘Lille, European Culture Capital’ at the Lille Opera; Mito festival in Milan; Venice Biennale; Radio France - Montpellier Festival; ‘Voix Nouvelles’ festival at Royaumont; Radio France’s ‘Présences’ festival; ‘Ars Musica’ in Brussels; ‘Musica’ in Strasbourg; ‘Why Note’ in Dijon; and the Darmstadt and Donaueschingen festivals in Germany.

In 2007, Raphaël Cendo won the ‘Espoir’ (Hope) Prize, awarded by the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation, at the international composition competition of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 he received the Pierre Cardin Prize of the Académie des Beaux Arts and in 2011 he was awarded SACEM’s Hervé Dugardin Prize.
His works have been published by Editions Billaudot and Verlag neue musik. Raphaël Cendo lives and works in Berlin.

Isabel Mundry

Isabel Mundry, born in 1963, studied composition with Frank Michael Beyer, Gösta Neuwirth (Hochschule der Künste Berlin), and Hans Zender (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt a. M.). She studied Music History, Philosophy and Art history at the Technical University Berlin. From 1992-94 Mundry lived in Paris with a stipend from the Cité des Arts and then participated in a one year composition and informatics course at IRCAM.

She taught music theory at the University for the Arts Berlin before becoming a professor of composition and music theory in Frankfurt. In 2004 she began teaching composition at the University for the Arts in Zurich, and since 2011 she has taught at the Hochschule for Music and Theater Munich.

In 2002/03 Mundry was a fellow at the Wissensschaftskolleg Berlin. She has given masterclasses in Darmstadt, Vienna, Royaument, Copenhagen, Tiflis, San Sebastian, Madrid, Seoul, and Akiyoshidai (Japan). As a composer in residence, she was in Lucern Festival, Staatkapelle Dresden, National Theater Mannheim, Biennale Lyon, Takefu Festival in Japan and Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and Munich.

Mundry’s compositions have been performed by the Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, Berlin Philharmonic orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and the Staatskapelle Dresden. She lives in Munich and Zürich.

ECCE

ECCE is a ensemble committed to presenting captivating and visionary performances of contemporary music. Through concerts, symposia, and other community-centered events, ECCE shares new forms of engagement in modern music with a diverse international audience.

ECCE has realized personal and refined interpretations of works by composers such as Georg Friedrich Haas, Philippe Hurel, Lee Hyla, Helmut Lachenmann, Fabien Levy, Hanspeter Kyburz, Louis Karchin, and many others. Every year, the ensemble deepens its relationships with prominent composers and brings their work to new audiences.

ECCE’s annual residency is the Etchings Festival in Auvillar, France. There, the ensemble shares diverse contemporary repertoire as well as new works by emerging international composers with European audiences.


Presented in partnership with ECCE Ensemble.

Supported  by German French Cultural Fund, Consulate General of the Republic of Germany, Cultural Services of the French Consulate, Ernst von Siemens Foundation & the French American Cultural Exchange Foundation.

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